HR Assistant

Fred Perry
London (Central), London (Greater)
13 May 2022
13 Jun 2022
Human Resources
Contract Type
Full Time

Triple Wimbledon champion Fred Perry founded his brand in 1952. He was the son of a cotton spinner, who played and fought his way through, always with style – and despite the establishment. Today, Fred Perry is a global community of over 370 employees, all inspired by the Laurel Wreath and what it represents

PURPOSE: This role is a key part of the Head Office HR team, looking after our London Head Office, US and German Offices, as well as the global Retail store populations. The role reports into the HR & Payroll Coordinator and also works closely with the Retail Operations team. 


  • Being the first point of contact for employee and HR portal queries (holiday/sickness/absence etc.) via face-to-face, telephone, Microsoft Teams and the Fred Perry Intranet
  • Maintaining the e-filing system (creating and updating personnel files)
  • Coordinating new joiners end-to-end process and updating the tracker
  • Inputting new starter information on CIPHR (HR system)
  • Conducting HR inductions and sending relevant induction emails to new employees
  • Assisting with updating and implementing HR policies and procedures
  • Compiling the monitoring of holiday and sickness
  • Maintaining organisational chart and store spreadsheet
  • Managing internal and external reference requests e.g. mortgages, new employment, tenancy
  • Acting as main note taker for all HR formal meetings
  • Assisting the HR team with research and booking of company social events


  • A minimum of 12 months HR administration/assistant experience
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Experience working within a retail company
  • Experience in using and maintaining a HR database (CIPHR experience desirable – not essential)
  • High level of discretion and ability to work confidentially
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build good working relationships quickly
  • Organisation skills – ability to prioritise and possess excellent time management
  • Good written and verbal English
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office


We actively encourage our teams to have a good work/life balance and so we are pleased to offer flexible working shifts at Fred Perry HQ. Our core shift hours are from 10am – 4.30pm and so employees can choose to start and finish early, or start and finish late. (i.e. work 8:00am-4:30pm, or 10:00am-6:30pm etc). We also have 30-minute early finish on Fridays.

As we continue to work in a more flexible way, the Head Office acts a brand hub, where we can all connect and collaborate with one another. This role is a mix of office based (London) and remote working. We will expect the employee to come into the office regularly for face-to-face meetings and to work alongside their team on collaborative projects.


We are proud to offer a wide range of benefits to all our staff, and continue to reassess what our community needs from us to thrive. We don’t want to be a good company to work for, we want to be a great one. Here are some things we currently offer:

  • Annual performance-related bonus
  • Competitive salary, reviewed every year
  • Generous staff discount and regular sample sales
  • Generous pension scheme with 8.5% company contribution
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days holiday annually
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity packages
  • Life insurance
  • Private healthcare
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Early finish Fridays
  • Season ticket loan
  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Annual Birthday vouchers
  • Regular opportunities to attend gigs / events

We actively welcome applications from people of all different backgrounds. Your CV will be submitted to hiring managers with all personal details hidden to ensure anonymity.

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